Change is good. Improvements are great. Sounds a lot like the new Minnesota LTD fat bike from Framed Bikes. Chock full of updates, this bike is the ultimate evolution of the Minnesota line. The frame has been updated with a new geometry as well as a 177x12mm rear thru axle, increasing control and making a more responsive ride. The tapered headtube accommodates any fork your heart desires. The drivetrain gets a total overhaul with a Shimano SLX 1x12 group and Samox crankset with sealed bottom bracket. Toss in a set of SRAM Level hydraulic brakes and Framed tubeless compatible rims and you have the most competitively spec’d fat bike in it’s class. Shimano SLX 1x12 Drivetrain - Whether you’re discovering the mountain for the first time or you’re an MTB lifer searching for a no-nonsense, no-worries 1x drivetrain, Shimano SLX is ready for action and ready to take you there. SLX brings you the widest range of gear choices engineered for simplicity and durability, so you can focus on what matters most — the ride ahead.